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China rattles India with border exercises and infrastructure build-up

30th April 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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The frequency and size of aggressive single-service and joint military exercises in the Tibet Autonomous Region, conducted by the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Tibet Military District to validate operational concepts, is causing concern in India.

However, the lack of physical infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border is a significant drawback for India, even as China gears its military operational structure to focus on high-altitude areas.

The 2017 Doklam standoff between India and China has made Delhi more wary of the real possibility of Chinese belligerence. The strategic consequences and tactical implications for India of the PLA’s single unified theatre command have

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Neelam Mathews

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Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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